The Assam authorities has made preliminary plans to reopen instructional establishments on September 1 however the final decision will rely on the directives of the Centre, state education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.
All academics and staff of the colleges should get themselves examined, and the Education and Health departments will coordinate the efforts for the checks that might be performed from August 23-30, the minister said whereas addressing a press convention right here.
“We have drawn up a preliminary plan for reopening schools but it is still open for further discussions with parents and other stakeholders, and will be implemented only in accordance with the directives of the Union government,” Sarma said.
Schools will stay closed for college students as much as Class four until September-end, he said.
Classes might be held in open areas such because the playground or courtyard of the varsity for college students of ordinary 5-8, he said.
The courses might be divided into sections of 15 college students and solely these many college students can attend courses at a time, he said.
Students of ordinary 9 and 11 will attend courses of their school rooms for 2 days per week with 15 college students being present at a time. Those in normal 10 and 12 will attend courses 4 days per week.
Only 15 college students might be present at a time in a classroom and courses might be held for less than three hours in a day, the minister said.
“Efforts will be made to ensure maximum social distancing with schools initiating shift systems with a particular class coming at an allotted time of the day,” he said.
At the diploma stage, courses might be held just for the final semesters whereas for the post-graduate college students, the colleges will take a decision.
All these proposals might be put up on the web site of the Education Department and individuals are welcome to offer their features until August 20, Sarma said.
“We will work on these suggestions but also wait for the Centre’s directive before taking a final decision,” Sarma said.
The minister additional said that the Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA) and Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) have additionally been requested to think about both lowering the syllabus or offering most features within the query paper in order that college students don’t face any problem if a portion of the syllabus has not been coated.
Educational establishments in Assam are closed since March 20, following the outbreak of the coronavirus.